Cosmin Cabulea: Will the Internet of Things mean it's impossible to escape total surveillance?

It's not only people that use the Internet. Networked things are on it too. And they track our every move. If you didn't already know that, you do now. Here's how to escape total surveillance.

What is the Internet of Things?

From fitness trackers to smartwatches and electric toothbrushes - the Internet of Things (IoT) is shorthand for an ever growing network and communication between things over the Internet.

Who invented the Internet of Things?

Mark Weiser, a visionary computer scientist and nerd at Xerox in Palo Alto, California, first described a vision of an "Internet of Things" in his essay, "The Computer for the 21st Century." But it was Kevin Ashton, an entrepreneur and technology pioneer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who coined the term.

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